Member Exhibition & Solo Show by Terre Lefferts
Gallery on the Green
Mar. 17, 2023 - Apr. 15, 2023
Come enjoy the “Member/Guest Exhibition” at the Gallery on the Green showcasing works by artists who belong to the Guild and their invited guests. Anticipating this annual event, members are continually on the lookout for outstanding artists within their network of friends and acquaintances. The result is inevitably a delightfully rich concentration of talent displayed in prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, mixed media works, photographs, and fiber art.
Two additional exhibitions are featured upstairs: dynamic mixed media art by a trio of art educators and a solo show of exquisite oil and pastel works by Terre Lefferts. Lefferts’ exhibit, entitled “Effects of the Sun and the Moon,” is grounded in deep reverence for the natural world. She depicts the moody and often dramatic effects of sunset and moonrise in a variety of natural settings. Included are inland scenes, waterscapes, and cityscapes that span diverse terrain from New York to Connecticut, and from the Berkshires to Down-East Maine.
Lefferts’ pastoral and coastal scenes reflect her immersion in her dual residencies in Connecticut and Maine. Originally a dancer with a long professional career, she has always delighted in painting landscapes and still lifes. Her impressive art career includes numerous commissions and frequent exhibitions, including 23 solo exhibitions.
“Three of a Kind: Adventures in Mixed Media” presents a rich grouping of bold, energetic artworks by Amy Goldbas, Jill Pasanen, and Susan Spaniol. All art educators, these artists share the firm belief that creative process in the arts is essential to our well-being as individuals and communities. Working together for several years, they have continued to share a commitment to a dynamic approach. Each artist begins with spontaneous explorations, grapples with the emerging unknown, and celebrates the unpredictable results of their processes. Despite the similarities of their approach, their art offers a rich diversity of works ranging widely in media, size, and content that is both abstract and figurative.
Each artist has a broad and varied background in arts education and related pursuits. Goldbas enjoyed careers as a museum educator designing arts integrated programming before she became the Associate Director for Program Design for the Connecticut Office of the Arts’ Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Program. Pasanen has had a career as a dance educator in the UK and Connecticut, including the Community Division of the Hartt School, CCSU, and Trinity College. A featured artist in several galleries, her work has been exhibited widely in the region. Spaniol’s various careers as an art therapy professor, writer, editor, and therapist have contributed to the depth and maturity of her visual art today. She has exhibited widely in solo shows and national exhibitions, earning numerous awards.
An opening reception is on Saturday, March 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is warmly invited to attend this free reception.
The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state, has 3 separate galleries and hosts month-long exhibitions nine times a year. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Hours are Friday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible.